Domaine Pascal Prunier-Bonheur Saint-Romain La Combe Bazin 2012
Domaine Pascal Prunier-Bonheur Saint-Romain La Combe Bazin 2012 is a single vineyard wine offering great value. It is dominated by apple notes on the bouquet with just a faint whiff of vanilla and spice from the cask. The palate is lively, fresh and with a vibrant acidity bringing the palate to life.
- Country: France
- Region: Burgundy
- Subregion: Côte De Beaune, Saint-Romain
- Vintage: 2012
- Colour: White
- Grape Variety: Chardonnay
- ABV: 13%
- Bottle Size: 75cl
- Closure: Natural cork
- Style: Fresh and vital
- Drink With: Designed for young drinking, it is at its best served with shellfish or charcuterie
Pascal Prunier-Bonheur makes half of this La Combe Bazin in tank and half in barrel to preserve the fresh, zesty notes of Saint-Romain.
About the grower
The fifth generation of a winegrowing family, Pascal Prunier-Bonheur took over the estate in 1983; it now operates 6 hectares of vines spread across Saint-Romain in Beaune through to Auxey-Duresses, Monthelie, Meursault and Pommard. Pascal Prunier-Bonheur simply aims to make honest and upstanding wines as he feels that to do otherwise would be cheating his vines, his customers and himself. The style here is one of restraint. The wines lack nothing in terms of power, but this is shown through refinement and great elegance.
By combining tradition and modernity Pascal wants to offer "a genuine product, the result of hard work without pretense and without excessive ambition." The result is a selection of high quality wines at very reasonable prices. Prunier-Bonheur is not the type of estate to rest upon its laurels, adding a negociant business to its winemaking arm in 2002, and a new winery has been operational since 2008. Domaine Pascal Prunier-Bonheur is still adding a few hectares of vineyards to its holdings when possible, the most recent being a plot of Meursault, a beautiful parcel of Auxey-Duresses red and a new premier cru, Auxey-Duresses Val.